Thursday, August 1, 2013

What to do if I Don't Like My Current Book

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Now, for this week's question: 

 How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power through?


I am torn on this topic. I always try to make sure I read more than just the first few pages. Sometimes books do start off badly, but then pick up carrying me through to a spectacular ending. If a book is still fighting for my attention and I couldn't care less about the plot, I DNF. Eep. I am finally admitting it, even to myself! Since starting my book blog though, I have more than enough books to be reading and there just isn't enough time in the world to waste on a bad book. 

BUT! Sometimes I do power through. Right now I am reading And All The Stars and I knew after the first three chapters that I wouldn't like it. That unless a miracle happened I wouldn't be rating it above a two. But the plot itself is interesting. In more talented hands, the book could have some great potential, especially since I just ran into a plot twist. So I am powering through, just for the sake of plot. Sigh. 

How about you?? DNF or power through?? Can't wait to read all your answers!



16 comments:

  1. It's hard to judge whether I'll like a book especially when a preview isn't available, like with ARCs.

    I'm sorry that AND ALL THE STARS isn't working for you. I have it on my TBR list. I look forward to reading your review, negative or not, when you finish. :)

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  2. Angelas Anxious LifeAugust 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Usually I really do try to power through... I just think I can do it. Unless it's taking me days to read it then I finally just quit.

    Angie

    Angela's Anxious Life

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  3. I usually stay for 150 pages and if I don't like it, I leave it. If I do stay, it's usually for the characters.


    New follower, check out my FF at www.myviewpointonbooks.blogspot.com :)

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  4. I will hopefully be posting it within the next 2 weeks (I am going on vacation next week). Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  5. Man, the book I am reading now is taking me daaays. But I feel like I am so close I might as well!! Thanks for stopping by for FF!!

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  6. I like that firm point: 150 pages. That is a great idea!

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  7. Nina @ Project Read and ReviewAugust 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    I don't like DNFing, I really don't - but if a book is bad, I'll do it. I like to enjoy my books, not struggle through them.

    Happy Friday!

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  8. I always continue reading and I power through. I always feel like there's something waiting for me later in the book. I love your blog design! I'm a Bloglovin follower.

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  9. Usually I will give it 50-100 pages as I don't have the time to power through. I'm picky about what I read so only have 1 DNF so far though!

    New follower :)

    Mia Hoddell

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  10. Agreed. I feel as though with self publishing becoming more prevalent..I will sadly be DNFing more books. I support self publishing, but it is just not for everyone!

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  11. You are a braver stronger person than I :)) I used to never DNF, but I also feel like I didn't have reasons to DNF. Now I am trying to branch out more in my reading, and finding a lot of stuff I don't like!
    Thanks for the follow, I will return!

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  12. I don't have very many DNF books either. I try to make sure a book is worth my time before starting...but I am also trying to branch out in my reading! Tough decisions! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

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  13. I hate to not finish a book. It does happen occasionally though. I always give it my best effort before giving up.

    New follower via GFC!

    Laura

    www.thebooknerd2013.blogspot.com

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  14. I know. If I choose to DNF, I feel bad about it for awhile. Until I fall in love with a better book :))

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  15. Jenn @ Book BeatsAugust 6, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    I understand. Too many books, but I do feel a bit guilty when I don't finish one. Even if the next book I pick up is ten times better. I usually file the old book under maybe later -- but in my had it is more like DNF

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  16. Oh yea, Old bloglovin' follower :)

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